16 Apr 2014
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.296 of 17 April 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
Following direction from the Swedish government to investigate the feasibility of developing a submarine capability, SAAB is looking at synergies with Australia's Sea 1000 Future Submarine program.
In his opening address at the Biennial RAAF Air Power Conference, the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, launched the latest version of Air Force's Capstone doctrine.
Major defence contractors attended a special industry briefing on Geelong's Land 400 bid to learn more about the bid and Geelong's capability to deliver the project.
We were somewhat mystified by the report in this week's ADM Headlines regarding the purchase of a Supacat Multi-purpose Vessel 24 by James Fisher Marine Services.
The pilot training systems offered by teams led by BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin Australia each feature somewhat similar training aircraft, the Beechcraft T-6C Texan based on a modified PC-9 and the latest Pilatus PC-21.
Last week we learned that Lockheed Martin Australia and Pilatus Aircraft, supported by Hawker Pacific, had jointly launched a bid to provide a new pilot training system for the ADF.
Calls for proposals in DSTO's CTD programs have provided fascinating insights into those technologies that may provide capability advantages for Defence and allow industry to position itself to provide in-service capabilities and through-life-support.
According to Comtech Systems, advances are continuing to be made in tropo technology, particularly with high power solid state amplifiers which now operate at up to 2 kilowatts transmitted power in the 4.4-5 GHz band.
QinetiQ Australia has launched an internship program that gives university students the opportunity to learn from engineers and consultants solving today's most complex problems for the ADF.
A Defence spokesperson has responded to ADM questions regarding the outcome of propulsion pod trials conducted on LHD HMAS Canberra recently.
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